The Great British Bump Off #1

Writer: John Allison Artist: Max Sarin Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 12, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

An Agatha Christie-style murder mystery set in the world of English competitive baking from Giant Days' John Allison and Max Sarin.
When she enters her country's most beloved baking competition, Shauna Wickle's goal is to delight the judges, charm the nation, and make a few friends along the way. But when a fellow contestant is poisoned, it falls to her to apprehend the culprit while avoiding premature elimination from the UK Bakery Tent... and being the poisoner's next victim!

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    Comic Watch - Lillian Hochwender Apr 12, 2023

    The Great British Bump-Off #1 combines two great tentpoles of British media - Agatha Christie mysteries and Great British Bake-Off - wit, panache, and even some ganache. Its delicious first issue is sure to leave you craving more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Apr 12, 2023

    Like a great dessert - or murder mystery - 'The Great British Bump-Off' is deceptively sweet and immediately addictive. I can't wait for a second helping. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Multiversity Comics - Ryan Fitzmartin Apr 17, 2023

    A creatively goofy parody with wild energy. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Apr 12, 2023

    This introduction to the mystery is an absolute delight and the set up of solving the murder(s?) in a single episode ensures the series won't out stay its welcome. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capes & Tights - Justin Soderberg Apr 8, 2023

    While the debut definitely made in comic book form, it also had the feel of a television episode and left us waiting for the next installment to see what is going to happen on the set of the cooking show! If you are looking for something outside the norm of comic books today, The Great British Bump-Off has something to offer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 12, 2023

    I absolutely love the art style of the issue. The visuals are fun, light and beautifully detailed throughout. I think the style is perfect for this series and does a fantastic job of creating mood and complementing the tone of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AfterForeverComics Jun 12, 2023

    This was a good book. Had that mystery feel to it. Those describing it as an Agatha Christie vibe are absolutely correct. The artwork in this book is great. There is also that sense of comedy the co-host being a cat is just perfect (I’m a huge cat person).

    As for the story. It is solid so far more than I was expecting when I read the solicit. Our main character investigating the murder while having to bake her cake is great. Everything that she is trying to do gets messed up. She wants to do a certain cake in honor of someone when a judge walks over and points out the guy was a bad person so she snaps around and says, “well then it’s honoring him laying in his grave and the worms eating him”.

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